The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) will hold its 2014 NAAAHR National conference in the city of Philadelphia, PA this year. The conference will take place at the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia Center City, 237 S. Broad Street from Oct. 2 through Oct. 4.This year’s theme will be ‘Executing the Power of HR Practices Across Industries.’ Senior level HR executives and their teams are prepared to discuss: emerging trends, issues and advancements that impact global people strategies and innovative HR solutions. The conference will include experts from Private Sector, Healthcare, Education, Government and Non-profit organization from across the nation.Executives include Nat Alson, president and CEO of the Horizon’s Group and Chairman of the NAAAHR Board of Directors; Eric Hutcherson (March), Allison Green and George A. Murphy (Lincoln Financial Group); Shelton Goode, Ph.D. (PPL Corp.); Tyronne Stoudemire (Mercer); Shirley Davis, … [Read more...] about NAAAHR’s National Conference to be Held in Philadelphia
When you get the check at the end of a meal at the new EAT Café in West Philadelphia, you’ll have four choices. You can pay the set price—around $15 for a three-course meal—give an extra donation, pay whatever you can afford, or pay nothing at all. EAT, which stands for “Everyone At the Table,” is meant to give people in the neighborhood a chance to have a full-service, sit-down dinner, whether or not they can pay the bill. “It offers the community an opportunity to have quality and nutritious food where people don’t have many food choices outside of a bodega or a fast food restaurant,” says general manager Donnell Jones-Craven. “We’re looking to really engage the community in conversation and fellowship as well as an environment where people feel respected and have dignity.” The cafe, which will open in October in a converted row house, will operate as a nonprofit and take outside donations. But it aims to … [Read more...] about At This Philadelphia Cafe, You Pay What You Want For A 3-Course Meal
The history of Philadelphia is in many ways the story of the “City of Brotherly Love” going from an earnest nickname to an ironic one. Once the capital city of the United States, it was home to the first hospital in the U.S. colonies (Pennsylvania Hospital) and the first American medical school (Penn). Later, it transformed into a major industrial hub, eventually growing to 2 million people before declining in the mid-20th century as crime rose and wealthy citizens fled. North Philly’s race riots in 1964 drove away businesses, and the area has taken decades to recover. By 2006, the homicide rate in Philadelphia shot to the top of the 10 most populous American cities. Brotherly love, however, has found its way back into Philadelphia over the past few years thanks to a determined community of nerds building technology companies. “Philadelphia is at a tipping point,” says Sean Blanda, cofounder and writer at the newsblog Technically Philly. “In the … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Sets Sights On Becoming America’s Next Big Tech Town
Ever since Washington, D.C., launched the nation’s first publicly funded bike share program in 2008, some 70 cities have followed suit, from Savannah to Seattle. And while some systems have floundered financially–even D.C.’s original SmartBike system shut down in 2011 before its current Capital Bikeshare took off–bike sharing in the U.S. is clearly on a roll. More than a dozen new networks launched in 2014, up from just four in 2010. But Philadelphia will put a new spin on bike share this spring with the launch of its new Indego program in April. In a departure from other bike share programs around the country, fully a third of the 600 bikes in Philadelphia’s Indego system, with stations made by BCycle, will be located in low-income neighborhoods, and all residents will have the option of paying with cash if they don’t own a credit card. “We’re blazing some trails,” says the city’s bicycle programs manager Aaron Ritz. … [Read more...] about Has Philadelphia Made A Bike Share That Can Get The Entire City Biking?
Ever seen one of Google’s Street View cars cruising your neighborhood? In Philadelphia, Motherboard‘s Dustin Slaughter reports, there was a vehicle with a Google Maps logo which was actually a police truck equipped with gear to automatically identify license plates at a distance—a technology used for everything from trailing criminals to issuing parking tickets. The Philly police department has, um, copped to the subterfuge. The masquerade, it should be said, was amateurish: The truck didn’t look anything like a real Street View car, and its Google signage was brazenly inauthentic. But now that the ruse has been revealed, I wonder if folks will be permanently suspicious of any real Street View vehicles they encounter? HM … [Read more...] about Philadelphia had a fake Google Street View car